I was asked to design a wedding invitation set for a Cara and Louis, who will be married at the gorgeous Waveny House in Connecticut this coming August! I also designed their engagement party invites earlier this year. They requested an elegant and vintage style invitation to match the Tudor style mansion setting. I decided to use a lovely floral pattern in a soft peach (a ballet pink for two wonderful ballet dancers) for the backdrop of the invitation set, with a deep lapis shimmer pocket enclosure. I mixed a retro-inspired font I designed with starbursts for the invitation design. The invitation and reply were printed on white cotton paper and bound together with a soft peach cotton band and tag echoing the invitation design. I wish this pair a fabulous wedding day at the fabulous Waveny House!
Creating a type specimen book for my newest (and first) type family, Ligne. Next up, a few posters for the Senior Exhibition in a couple of weeks.
Things are slowly starting to come together.
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I’m about 2 weeks in to my classes for this semester, and have gotten my first project for my graphic design class. We are to create a mock Absolut ad. So after doing some hunting through stock images, I decided that I’m going to just create on of my own, this way I can get exactly what I’m after (hopefully).
After racking my brain for a bit, I decided to go with the theme Absolut Simplicity. The image being a black background, typical for Absolut ads, with only a tumbler of ice. The Absolut bottle will be in the reflection of the tumbler.
So… how to get the image?
I did a little research online, and found this tutorial here: DIYPhotography.net and decided to give it a try with a few edits, as I don’t actually own any strobes or softboxes, or really any photography equipment besides a camera and a couple of lenses…
Here’s what my creation looks like.
What I used:
- 2 pieces of scrap black fabric.
- 3 aluminum turkey pans.
- 3 work lights. (2 med, 1 small)
- wax parchment paper. (usually for baking)
- 1 large box.
- 1 piece of Plexiglas.
- 2 old speaker stands.
- 1 slightly bent clothing rack.
- a lot of duct tape.
I have to hunt down a nice looking tumbler, and grab a bottle of Absolut still, but I think the little studio came pretty decent. I’ll be posting my results and probably whatever test shots I take soon.
I’m actually pretty excited for the warmer weather to get here, and for the chance to get out and start taking some shots again, now that work has gone back to some normal hours. No more 14 hr days for me!
So, hopefully soon you’ll get to see some new work posted here.
The only thing is, where to start… Any ideas, or themes you would like to see? Post them below. (Nothing vulgar please!)